I can't manage full carnivore; I've got to have at least a little fiber or my day is very unpleasant. I have found that severely limiting carbs while shoveling meat and eggs down my throat works wonders for my physique though.
Leonard D Neubache said:I didn't consider it but now that you mentioned the gums, I don't get any blood when I brush which has always been an issue for me no matter what dental routine I've undertaken in the past.
I've begun to suspect that the carnivore diet is equally a question of what you're not eating anymore rather than simply what you are eating. It's possible you could get similar results with fasting or other minimalist diets that cut out problem-food-groups or things like gluten.
FilipSRB said:You are exactly right, the carnivore diet is the ultimate elimination diet, but not just because it eliminates carbs and toxins used in modern agriculture and food preparation but also in eliminating plant matter that is toxic (oxalates for example). There is nothing in the plants that you actually need and can't get from eating meat (and animal fats), and in fact all the nutrients in the meats are more bioavailable then in plant matter.
This video sums it up very nicely:
Australia Sucks said:My grandma whenever she would eat almonds she would soak them in a bowl of water overnight and peel the skin. Long before anybody knew anything about "activated" nuts.
Iconoclast007 said:Im 100 % strict carnivore.
I eat beef only. Mostly beef ribs, beef marrow, beef broth and beef liver (raw) .
I stopped the eggs, bacon, ch8cken etc a few weeks back and the difference was noticeable.
I just feel like for the money you cannot beat the nutritional and satiated value of beef. Sure eggs and chicken are cheap, but they make me feel not so good andnIve got to eat much more in weight and volume compared to beef to be satiated.
Ive lost about 20 lbs of fat and gained some dense muscles. My health has drasticly improved in all regards. I started the diet for autoimmune reasons but i would reccomend it to anyone.
Leonard D Neubache said:Quality of meat is definitely a factor. I used to think that decent quality meat was just about taste and texture but since I've been on this diet I've come to realise it's a lot more important than just those two factors.
On the occasions I've had to buy meat from the supermarket it hasn't left me feeling as revitalized as when I get it from my local butcher.
kel said:Going out to eat is kryptonite for any diet, really. I used to love going to restaurants, and I still do occasionally, but the way my colleagues eat at restaurants every day seems stressful and unhealthy to me.
flanders said:You go to a place that serves steak and tell the waitstaff not to cook it in vegetable oil, substitute sides for bacon, and if steak isn't an option then eggs and bacon or bunless burgers *(omelets sometimes have pancake batter mixed in and everything egg is fried in vegetable oil but that's all one can do unfortunately). Keto and Atkins have been around a long while and most restaurants are aware of a low carb diet.